1940 – Cliff Richard (real name: Harry Webb – ‘Devil Woman’, ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’)

1942 – Billy Harrison (Them – guitar – ‘Gloria’, ‘Here Comes The Night’)

1945 – Colin Hodgkinson (Whitesnake – bass – ”Here I Go Again’, Is This Love’)

1946 – Dan McCafferty (Nazareth – ‘Love Hurts’)

1946 – Justin Hayward (Moody Blues – guitar)

1958 – Thomas Dolby (‘She Binded Me With Science’)

1965 – Karyn White (‘Romantic’)

1974 – Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks)


1957 – Elvis Presley’s ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released.  It would go on to become his 9th #1 hit, staying on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 weeks.

1969 – The Jackson five made their nationwide television debut on ABC television’s ‘The Hollywood Palace’, singing their debut Motown single ‘I Want You Back’.

1972 – Michael jackson topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time with ‘Ben’.

2004 – Ol ‘Slowhand’ Eric Clapton was suspended from driving in France when he was clocked traveling in hisPorsche 911 turbo speeding at 134 miles an hour.

2006 – Freddy Fender who topped the Billboard hot 100 with ‘Before The next Teardrop Falls and hit top 10 with ‘Wasted Days And Wasted Nights’, as well as other top 40 hits, died of complications of lung cancer.  He was 69 years old.

1971 – John Fogerty was slapped with a $500,000 law suit by music publishing firm ‘Arco Industries’, claiming Fogerty’s song ‘Travelin’ Band’ “contained substantial material copied from Little Richards ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’.  The suit, was eventually dropped.

You compare.


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